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Health Risks of Fire Damage in Fort Caroline

11/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Health Risks of Fire Damage in Fort Caroline Contacting SERVPRO right after the fire fighters leave is the most effective plan to contain the damage and plan out the restoration process.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Remediate Fire Damage to Minimize Any Possible Secondary Damages

Fire damage is the worst nightmare for any property owner. Apart from the damage to your property, a fire can also pose a threat to your health even after it has been put out. So, it is necessary to get your fire damaged property here in Fort Caroline professionally restored.
There are many health risks associated with fire damage that you should never neglect. Hiring a professional service to restore fire damage to your Fort Caroline property can save your property as well as your health.
Health risks of smoke and soot
Smoke and soot pose a threat to your health if not cleaned up properly. The small microscopic particles in the smoke and soot can lodge in your lungs causing you problems to breathe. If you have asthma, smoke and soot residue lingering in your home, that can worsen your situation significantly. Here at SERVPRO, we use state-of-the-art technology to remove these particles and minimize their harmful effects.
Mold after fire damage  
Another health risk of fire damage is the mold infestation. When water is used to fight the fire, the residual water can lead to a favorable environment for the mold to grow and thrive. Getting rid of all the water can be a difficult task, and you need the help of professionals to get this done. If you do not get rid of all the dampness, secondary damage due to mold is almost inevitable.
SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle fire damage situations in their entirety. Our team not only helps you to restore your property but also to limit the secondary water damage after an incidence of fire.
If you do not act promptly, fire can cause permeant damage to your home that can affect your health long after the disaster. Make sure that you act promptly and employ only professionals to deal with this unfortunate incident.
Call SERVPRO of Arlington today at (904) 721 2230 to talk to one of our experts. Our team of experts is always ready to help you deal with the restoration process with confidence.

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Sewage Backup Cleanup And Commercial Water Removal For Jacksonville Businesses

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Sewage Backup Cleanup And Commercial Water Removal For Jacksonville Businesses SERVPRO of Arlington is here to help restore water damage from your commercial property 24/7/365.

Commercial Water Removal For Jacksonville Businesses Is A Possibility 

Sewage is untreated water that is contaminated with fecal matter, raw human or animal body fluids, or other organic contaminants. When a sewage backup occurs, Jacksonville business owners must act quickly to minimize the extent of the damage. Sewage-contaminated water can remain in a structure for hours or even days, ultimately penetrating and contaminating concrete, gypsum, wood, and other building materials.

Sewage backup puts you and your employees at risk for health effects due to the presence of disease-causing pathogens. If you are unfortunate enough to experience a sewage backup problem at your Jacksonville workplace, you can count on SERVPRO for commercial water removal services. Our IICRC-certified professionals have advanced equipment to ensure a thorough cleanup process.

Sewage water comes with pathogens, which are disease-causing agents such as protozoans, mold spores, viruses, and bacteria. Exposure to these microorganisms can lead to illnesses ranging from severe gastroenteritis, infectious hepatitis, and dysentery to gastritis.

When planning for the cleanup of a sewage-contaminated building, SERVPRO water damage experts must consider a number of important factors. These include the range of cleanup work required, health risks to employees, general safety of the building, items that can be salvaged, and items that should be discarded. We also put into consideration the protection of other spaces in the building, for instance how easy dust or air can move from a contaminated area into an uncontaminated area.

In case of recurrent sewage contamination, more extensive water damage cleanup and treatment may be required. One reason that SERVPRO technicians recommend immediate treatment following a sewage backup is the need to prevent transmission of bacterial contamination to other areas in the building. This can happen through movement of people and air movement of contaminated dust or aerosolized particles.

Disease-causing agents in sewage include fungi, viruses, parasites, and bacteria and can lead to serious conditions, including Leptospirosis, Hepatitis A, tetanus, bacterial infections, and gastrointestinal diseases. For safety purposes, SERVPRO water removal experts may have to clean and disinfect the contaminated surfaces with antimicrobial products. We may also conduct additional testing to confirm that the workers did not contaminate other spaces in the building during the cleanup process.

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If you have a sewage backup problem, you can count on SERVPRO of Arlington for quick and efficient water removal services. We are dedicated to restoring your property to preloss conditions as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened." For any assistance, call us today at (904) 721-2230.

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Getting Water Damage Out Of Carpets In Jacksonville

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Getting Water Damage Out Of Carpets In Jacksonville Resolving water damage in carpets is no easy task, and is one of the most involved processes for SERVPRO technicians in the field.

Water Damaged Carpets

Many types of flood and water damage in Jacksonville can cause immense damage to carpeting, including color bleed, warping, mold growth, fraying of materials, corrosion, and other harmful processes. Resolving water damage in carpets is no easy task, and is one of the most involved processes for SERVPRO technicians in the field. To effectively clean up and remove signs of water damage, we may need to bring out a full arsenal of machines and treatment plans in some situations. Here are some of the ways we mitigate and repair the effects of water in carpets.

Extraction And Drying
The first and arguably most important part of our work to remove the effects of water damage from Jacksonville homes' carpeting is to remove the water. While water remains in the carpet, it can continue to cause damage and wreak havoc on the home. We use heavy water extraction pumps and directed air movers to eliminate all traces of moisture in the area before moving on to other restoration tasks.

Sometimes, the carpet may be so thoroughly damaged that restoration is not a viable option. In this case, we can consult both you and the insurance adjuster to find and install suitable replacement carpeting. While some scenarios may necessitate removal of an entire room's carpet, we more commonly replace only a section of the carpet, seamlessly blending new and restored materials. Note that this may require some extra work such as fresh tack strips.

Our primary course of action, however, is not replacement but restoration. We make every effort to save your carpet as we can, and in most cases, we can apply treatments and processes to the carpet and prevent its replacing. Our policy of "restoration before replacement" saves our average customers hundreds or thousands of dollars over the course of our work on their properties.

Residents have trusted SERVPRO of Arlington for professional and inexpensive damage restoration work for years. To learn more about our services or obtain our help, give us a call at (904) 721-2230.

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Mold and Other Types of Damage in Arlington Winter Home – A Calling Card from Hurricane Irma

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Mold and Other Types of Damage in Arlington Winter Home – A Calling Card from Hurricane Irma Hurricane Irma impacts Arlington, but SERVPRO is there to help

SERVPRO Helps with Hurricane Irma Aftermath

Hurricane Irma and the damage she brought to the Florida coastline made worldwide headlines. However, seeing the damage on your television while still in your northern residence only prepares you for the damage on the outside of your home, in your neighborhood, in downtown Arlington, and in neighboring towns and areas.

Irma brought one of the worst and strongest experiences to Arlington in our history, leaving flooding, water-saturated homes, mold damage, and other dangers in her wake. The time between Irma's visit and your arrival from your summer home can give more than sufficient time to mold. This microorganism never hesitates to flourish whenever conditions become perfect for its growth. An abundance of water from either flooding or rain, or both, sets the stage for mold and microbial infestations.

SERVPRO has the answer to these problematic situations that many winter residents can expect to find upon their return to their Florida properties. Regardless of the extensive spread of mold, we stand ready with our round-the-clock services. We want to help you enjoy your home, and we have the tools and equipment to put our skills, training, and experience to work for you. Our IICRC training keeps us informed of the latest breakthroughs in the restoration field, and we always use these to benefit our customers to the fullest extent possible.

Another catastrophe that a home or condo can experience after becoming inundated with water from the fierceness of a hurricane such as Irma includes structural weaknesses. This can quickly create hidden safety hazards, alongside those brought on by exposure to mold and other microbes. Ongoing saturation with water can cause drywall to swell and disintegrate, making it easy for ceilings to cave in on anyone inside. Wooden structural supports can end up so weak they cannot hold the weight they did once before in the past.

SERVPRO of Arlington has a 24-hour service, available to you whenever needed, to restore your home. You can contact us by calling (904) 721-2230. Here to mitigate all your post-Hurricane Irma disaster needs, we can make your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Finding Mold Damage in an Arlington Property can Indicate One-Time or Ongoing Leaks

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Finding Mold Damage in an Arlington Property can Indicate One-Time or Ongoing Leaks Regardless whether mold is visible or hidden with only a musty smell to alert you to its presence, SERVPRO technicians can assess and remediate.

Our Certified Technicians Expertly Investigate a Mold Infestation to Find the Cause Before Remediating the Damage

Water in your home can pose problems if it ever finds its way out of its normal, safe locations. Leaks, drips, overflows, and spills can all happen in your Arlington home. Some of these occur once or might continue unabated for months on end.

Homes can suffer from mold damage in Arlington near water-logged areas. Discovering your home has mold growth can seem a horrific discovery but it can also help inform you of a different problem. Water lost through leaks and drips can increase your monthly bill. Overflows from toilets can indicate a sewer backup problem that might eventually worsen. Being more careful can prevent spills from buckets while cleaning or when young children drink from sippy cups and bottles.

We train our technicians to look for clues inside each home that can tell them more about the cause behind mold damage. Mold exists everywhere but only grows where conditions permit this microbe to flourish. When those conditions disappear, growth halts and mold becomes dormant.

Part of our work includes stopping the water from entering your living space. Finding the continual leaks and drips that plague your home can prevent future mold growth and damage, and also lower your bill. Discovering that microbial growth is proliferating due to remnant humidity from a one-time overflow that may have occurred months ago means dehumidification can help resolve the issue.

Restoring dryness can help immensely in both situations. Depending on the level of humidity, we use desiccant machines, heaters, and air movers, in addition to dehumidifiers. When humidity levels become normal again, we can spray any areas at risk of mold regrowth with anti-microbial treatments.
SERVPRO of Arlington's technicians are skilled mold damage remediation experts who can restore your home, so it is “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (904) 721-2230, anytime, day or night, 365 days a year.

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Water Damage In Your Arlington Home Can Spell Disaster

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage In Your Arlington Home Can Spell Disaster Carpets rot and wood floors start to warp in as little as two or three days.

Water Damage In Your Home

If it is a storm or a broken pipe, water in your home is a disaster. Carpets rot and wood floors start to warp in as little as two or three days. Any level of water inside your is a potential threat.

Most water damage to Arlington homes comes from failed plumbing and appliances. It is more likely in this northern part of the state that melting ice from a broken refrigerator floods a kitchen and the adjoining living room than the next hurricane or tropical storm finds its way inside. Regardless of the source of the water though, SERVPRO stands ready to help.

A current threat we are dealing with is the combination of both sources. The incredible amount of stormwater that hit us has overwhelmed drains and sewers. It means that the relatively ‘clean’ stormwater mixed with wastewater and now presents a health threat as well. It also means that the amount of cleaning and replacement costs increase as well.

This combination is now ‘black’ or contaminated water. It has to be removed as quickly as possible to prevent the sewage content from causing further damage to a home’s structure and personal property. We recommend replacing carpets, but other assets can be successfully cleaned and disinfected if we start once we can get through the front door.

The same problem exists for building material when the water rises high enough. Drywall fractures and crumbles when it becomes wet and has to be handled carefully when attempting to dry it. Using a chemical cleaner is not possible, every affected panel has to be removed and replaced.

Cleaning up and restoring your home is not simple, even under the best possible circumstances. Add in wastewater contamination, and it is necessary to hire a professional service to ensure your home is safe again. For more information about what SERVPRO of Arlington can do to help you, call us today at (904) 721-2230.

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Using The SERVPRO ERP System For Arlington Retail Water Removal

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Using The SERVPRO ERP System For Arlington Retail Water Removal With our Emergency Ready Profile system, we can start water removal sooner in Arlington retail stores that participate.

ERP System For Water Removal

At SERVPRO, we prioritize fast response times to business calls above anything else. When a retail location gets flooded, mere hours can sometimes make the difference between a light restoration project and a lengthy, costly rebuilding effort. With our Emergency Ready Profile system, we can start water removal sooner in Arlington retail stores that participate. This system has been created from the ground up to be easy-to-use, accessible, and highly flexible to a range of business sizes and types. Whether you own a family business, multiple locations, or a franchise of a national company, the SERVPRO ERP system has tools available to help you customize services and coverage for your specific needs.

Everything starts with your document uploads. Our water removal services for Arlington retail stores are best helped by a broad range of documents submitted to the ERP system, from insurance information to floor plans and building blueprints to contact lists. Virtually anything you think may be of use to us can be submitted, and if we need that information, we can access it without having to call you up or take your time. Also, our technicians also have access to some of these documents, allowing them to more effectively assess the situation and extract water within a small time frame.

Once disaster strikes, calling for help is as simple as logging onto the Ready Program online or opening the SERVPRO ERP app and notifying us of damages to pre-made location profiles. If multiple locations take damage at once, you can select all relevant profiles to inform us of damage. Our response times are typically even faster than those with direct calls, as it allows us to skip the information-gathering process and start moving to your location immediately. Sign up and fill out your profile now, and your next disaster should be far easier to handle.

SERVPRO of Arlington has provided local businesses with fast, professional service for years. Call us for emergencies or questions 24/7 at (904) 721-2230.

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Preventing and Controlling Fire Damage in Arlington

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Preventing and Controlling Fire Damage in Arlington How many fire extinguishers do you have in your home?

How to Prevent Fire Damage in Your Arlington House 

When a fire starts in the house, there are many types of damages to worry about. The fire itself can annihilate expensive items beyond repair, while the resultant smoke and soot can spread and stick to different fabrics and surfaces. To salvage your property, you need an experienced restoration company that can arrive quickly at your Arlington home on demand to begin the cleanup process.

If you are looking for fire damage restoration services in Arlington, SERVPRO is a great place to start. We have highly skilled, highly experienced, and IICRC-approved technicians who are ready to respond to any fire damage emergency. As a part of your community, SERVPRO strives to fight the effects of fire speedily and restore the original value of your property.

One of the best ways to limit extensive fire damage in the house is having a functional fire extinguisher on standby. When used properly, fire extinguishers can be very effective at controlling small fires. They come in five main categories, dubbed "A," "B," "C," "D," and "K." Each is designed to put out a different kind of fire.

Class A, B, and C extinguishers are commonly found in homes and businesses. The difference lies in their application during fire damage situations. Class "A" extinguishers work with ordinary materials such as wood, paper, and cloth. Class B extinguishers work with flammable and combustible liquids such as gasoline, grease, oil, and oil-based paints. Class C fire extinguishers work with electrical equipment such as tools, appliances, and other plugged-in equipment.

Class D and K fire extinguishers are usually found in factories and commercial industries respectively. The former is used with flammable metals while the latter works with animal oils, vegetable oils, and fats in cooking appliances. Fire extinguishers that are labeled "A-B-C" or "B-C" are created for multipurpose applications. You can find most of these in home improvement stores.

Of course, the size and nature of the fire are going to determine the effectiveness of your fire extinguisher at minimizing fire damage. For safety purposes, start by alerting other occupants in the building of a fire and then call the fire department. If possible, try and contain the fire in a single object (such as a wastebasket or a pan) and then find a clear escape route to get away from the toxic smoke.

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Professional fire damage cleanup is crucial after an incident in your home to restore damaged property to preloss conditions quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively. SERVPRO of Arlington is available exactly for this purpose. Talk to us about your fire damage situation by calling (904) 721-2230 today!

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Fast Water Damage Restoration for Your Arlington Home

8/30/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Fast Water Damage Restoration for Your Arlington Home For water damage mitigation of any size, call SERVPRO.

Professional services for you water damage mitigation needs

After a burst pipe, heavy rainfalls, or other similar disasters, water damage is almost inevitable. Your first step should be to contact our professional water damage restoration team for mitigation, prevention, or repair services. Once we arrive, our professionals can tackle the water removal process quickly and efficiently to return your home to preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage mitigation requires trained experts who know how to address all possible consequences and repercussions. With many years of experience, SERVPRO has the expertise to reverse any water damage in your Arlington home. Our technicians are trained to deal with all kinds of damages and know exactly where to look. We are also certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification), meaning that our water removal services are up to par with industry standards.

We use wet vacuums, large fans, and pumps to dry carpets and all indoor surfaces that sustained water damage. We pull up all padding and carpeting and then salvage what we can. Using different equipment and products, our professionals attempt to restore as many of your water-damaged personal items (furniture, art, books, and others) as possible.

Determining the most efficient method for saving wet books and documents requires experience and careful consideration. SERVPRO technicians can prevent further water damage on these items, but the pre-existing damage might not be reversible. However, salvaging important documents from complete loss can be extremely valuable.

Every step of our restoration process involves careful handling of your belongings to avoid additional damage. We go out of our way to ensure mold growth is not a problem after restoration, and that you have top-notch air quality when we leave.

Whether you are dealing with the outcome of a plumbing leakage, a flood, or any other disaster, SERVPRO of Arlington can help you reverse the water damage. We are a locally operated business and have the resources to respond quickly to any emergency. For any assistance, call us today at (904) 721-2230.

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Fire Damage Cleanup Services for Arlington Properties

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup Services for Arlington Properties When smoke damages your Arlington home, call SERVPRO.

Cleaning up fire and soot damage

A house fire can leave stubborn smoke on your items, especially if it lands on plastic or synthetic materials. There are numerous possible causes of house fires, ranging from minor (such as forgetting your beans in the cooking pot) to major (such as deliberate arson). The heavier the smoke, the more dangerous it is. The biggest threat is the tiny microscopic particles found in smoke. These fine particles can cause health effects.

Regardless of the cause, SERVPRO is determined to reverse the smoke and fire damage at your Arlington property. The worst scenario in the restoration process is item replacement, in which irreversibly damaged items are replaced with new ones. However, most structural surfaces, upholstery, and wood contents are salvageable using effective cleaning techniques.

The effectiveness of a cleaning product depends on temperature, chemical action, time, and agitation. Each product has its ideal temperature. Too hot, and it can ruin the material you are trying to clean. Our specialists can pre-test, and then apply the solution using the right cleaning procedure.

We use agitation to dislodge and then wash off soot from different materials. SERVPRO technicians use many agitation techniques during the fire damage cleanup. These include scrubbing, wiping, rotating brushes, air pressure, water pressure, and sand blasting. Water pressure and air pressure are particularly useful for extracting moisture in carpet fabrics.

We also use various chemical actions to eliminate smoke residues on your items. For instance, acidic and alkaline solutions neutralize each other, detergents help water-based solutions blend with oil-based residues, and bleaching adds or reduces oxygen from the soot. The idea is to simplify the cleanup process by loosening the grip the smoke particles have on the contents.

The time needed to complete the fire damage restoration depends on the cleanup process and professional product. We can control the application of a particular product to adjust its aggressiveness. If our experts determine that the material is too weak to withstand direct application of the cleaning product, we use absorption to clean it safely.

If your property has sustained smoke damage, you need to act fast to reverse the effects. As a locally based company, SERVPRO of Arlington can respond fast to your fire damage situation. Call us anytime at (904) 721-2230.

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